september, 2019

05sepallday28Shawki Youssef | 9 Mornings & 13 Good Nights

Untitled, 2019. Mixed media on canvas, 40x60 cm


Event Details

Shawki Youssef’s paintings are about processes of thoughts and inquiries into what matters. Matter is physical substance, which is allegedly distinct from the mind, the spirit, and energy. Youssef’s habitual and almost obsessive subject, the human body, dissolves or vanishes, and is replaced by tables/beds. Tables, beds, and human bodies blend in the emerging space they occupy to assert that they are made up of the same matter. Delicate lines, shades, and transparencies of color interact with the white and textured surface of the canvas, giving ethereal form to things—tables, human figures, walls, etc.— that transmit, like when touching, this “uncanny sense of the other,” of oneself, and “the transience of matter’s existence.”

Courtesy of Agial Art Gallery


september 5 (Thursday) - 28 (Saturday)


Agial Art Gallery

63 Abdul Aziz street, Hamra district, Beirut, Lebanon


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